WBIG-FM Washington/BIG 100.3’s evening personality Josh Cunningham hosted the main pit stop of the 38th annual Bike to Work Day 5/21 at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, DC. Bike to Work Day 2010 was the most successful in the history of the Nation’s Capital with over 9,000 registered participants forgoing their cars in exchange for a pedal powered commute.
“I like bikes,” said Cunningham, “Ever since my first tricycle at 10 years old, I’ve been a major cycle enthusiast. In all seriousness, DC is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S., and about to become even more so with the opening of bike lanes on ‘America’s Main Street’, Pennsylvania Avenue. On a beautiful morning like today, perfect for a ride through the wide tree-lined avenues of the most stunning city in America, it was inspiring to look out over thousands of cyclists gathered for this annual event. It’s the camaraderie amongst the DC bike community which has been the driving force behind the legislation that has made this city so easy to get around on two wheels.”
Cunningham was joined by Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Congressman Blumenauer (D-OR), as well as other top-level local and federal officials in support of environmentally friendly forms of transportation. Mayor Fenty used this occasion to announce an additional 1,000 bicycles to the District’s bike share program, making it the largest such program in the nation.
Bike to Work Day is coordinated by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and Commuter Connections, part of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.